CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATER STUDIES and DIRECTOR OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE PROGRAM
Department of English
ARTS AND SCIENCE
New York University
The NYU Department of English seeks to appoint a Clinical Assistant Professor of English with specialization in Theater Studies to begin September 1, 2019, pending budgetary and administrative approval. This appointment will include the Directorship of the Program in Dramatic Literature, an undergraduate program including a major and a minor housed in the Department of English.
Candidates in all fields of Theater Studies will be considered, but we are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching foci on theater as a public institution; African-American or African Diasporic theater; multiethnic or indigenous US theater; theater outside the US and Europe; or theater in English before 1900. Expertise and research agendas should extend to multiple literary genres, critical theory, and/or literary history. The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who bring to their research and teaching the diverse perspectives that come from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an understanding of the experience of those under-represented in higher education. Diversity is an important part of the NYU mission. As part of your cover letter, please provide a paragraph describing how diversity figures in your past and present teaching and research. How would you imagine bringing issues of diversity to bear on the teaching and programming concerns of NYU's Department of English?
We are seeking a recent Ph.D. [received 2014 or more recently] who has professional experience organizing academic programs in collaboration with theatrical and cultural institutions beyond the academy (professional theaters and theater companies, publications, libraries, entertainment industry, etc.). Existing relationships with New York institutions and artists, in particular, will be an asset. The position carries a reduced course load in consideration of administrative duties, which may include such responsibilities as planning annual curriculum and developing new courses, advising Dramatic Literature majors and minors, liaising with the undergraduate program in English, setting up and supervising internships with New York’s many theatre institutions, overseeing a student-run newsletter for the NYU theatre community, running a series of high-profile co-curricular events, and holding regular meetings and informal gatherings to build connections among students and faculty.
Those wishing to be considered should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of up to 9,000 words no later than December 1, 2018. All materials, including recommendation letters, are to be uploaded via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/57506.
For more information about NYU Department of English, please visit our website: http://english.as.nyu.edu. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via Interfolio.
The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read (http://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/administrative-resources/office/dean/diversity-initiative.html).
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